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21st Annual
Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Nominee List

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Driftwood: Stories Picked Up along the Shore, Howard Sivertson, Lake Superior Port Cities driftwwod
Edge of Forever: Images of Lake Superior, Peter Scott Eide, Monolith Publications edge of forever


After the Floods, Bruce Henricksen, Lost Hills Books  
Blood Stones, Gerald Kearny, AuthorHouse     bloodstones
The Boreal Owl Murder, Jan Dunlap, North Star Press of St. Cloud boreal owl
A Finntown of the Soul, Patricia Eilola, North Star Press of St. Cloud finntown
Hawk's Quest: A Superior Pursuit, Arvid Lloyd Williams and Bonnie Shallbetter, Beaver's Pond Press hawk's quest
In the Absence of Honor, Jim Proebstle, Emerald Book Co., a division of Greenleaf Book Group absence of honor
Iron Finns, Michael Resman, North Star Press of St. Cloud iron finns
Of Vikings and Voyageurs, Jack Salmela, North Star Press of St. Cloud of vikings and voyageurs
Red Knife: A Cork O'Connor Mystery, William Kent Krueger, Atria Books red knife
Shelter Half, Carol Bly, Holy Cow! Press shelter half


Almost Tomorrow: The Poetry of Ray Nargis, Ray Nargis, Raven Productions almost tomorrow
Between the Ceiling & the Moon, Deborah Gordon Cooper, Finishing Line Press between the ceiling and the moon
Beyond Time: Poems from North of the Tension Line, Larry Christianson, North Star Press of St. Cloud beyond time
Growing Down: Poems for an Alzheimer's Patient, Anne Simpson, Calyx Press Duluth growing down
Trail Guide to the Northland Experience in Prints and Poetry, Northern Printmakers Alliance and Lake Superior Writers, Calyx Press Duluth trail guide


Archaeology of the Fish Lake Dam Site, Susan C. Mulholland, Stephen L. Mulholland, Robert C. Donahue, The Minnesota Archaeological Society and Prairie Smoke Press fish lake dam
Camping the North Shore: A Guide to the 23 Best Campgrounds in Minnesota's Spectacular Lake Superior Region, Andrew Slade, There and Back Books camping
Champions of Carlton County: State Tournament Teams, Melody Swenson, W. A. Fisher Printing and Advertising champions of carlton county
Crossing the Canal: An Illustrated History of Duluth's Aerial Bridge, Tony Dierckins, X-communication crossing the canal
Delivered with Pride: A Pictorial History of the Duluth Winnipeg and Pacific Railroad, Jon A. Severson, Savage Press delivered with pride
Glory Days: Stock Car Racing in the Twin Ports 1950-1962, Paul A. Lind, Show Car Publishing glory days
Hard Work and a Good Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota, Barbara W. Sommer, Minnesota Historical Society Press hard work and a good deal
Invincible: History of the Duluth Boat Club, Michael J. Cochran, The Donning Company Publishers, sponsored by St. Louis County Historical Society invincible
John Beargrease: Legend of Minnesota's North Shore, Daniel Lancaster, Holy Cow! Press john beargrease
Lake Superior's Historic North Shore: A Guided Tour, Deborah Morse-Kahn, Minnesota Historical Society Press lake superior historic north shore
Shipwrecks along Lake Superior's North Shore: A Diver's Guide, Stephen B. Daniel, Minnesota Historical Society Press shipwrecks
Tales of the Road: Highway 61, Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Historical Society Press tales of the road


All My Feathers of Time , June Maron, self-published freather
A Beautiful Friendship: The Joy of Chasing Bogey Golf, Phil Fitzpatrick, Calyx Press Duluth friendship
Blueberry Summers: Growing Up at the Lake, Curtiss Anderson, Borealis Books, an imprint of the Minnesota Historical Society Press blueberry summers
Cooler Near the Lake: 52 Favorites from 34 Years of Deadlines, Jim Heffernan, X-communication cooler near the lake
The Gunflint Cabin: A Northwoods Memoir, John Henricksson, Beaver's Pond Press gunflint cabin
In Pursuit of the Rise, Rudy Senarighi, self-published pursuit
Jules on Schools: Teaching, Learning, and Everything in Between, Julia M. Williams, Clover Valley Press Jules on schools
Life Goes On, Lora Lee Curtiss, Curtiss Press life goes on
The Lyncher in Me: A Search for Redemption in the Face of History, Warren Read, Borealis Books, an imprint of the Minnesota Historical Society Press the lyncher in me
Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range, Aaron Brown, Red Step Press overburden


Face to Face with Wolves, Jim and Judy Brandenburg, National Geographic Society
Lost in the Wild, Ryan Jacobson, illustrated by David Hemenway, Adventure Publications
lost in the wild
Minnesota's North Shore Activity Book, Paula Ellis, Adventure Publications activity book
The Peace Bell, Margi Preus, illustrated by Hideko Takahashi, Henry Holt and Co. peace bell
Someone Walks By: The Wonders of Winter Wildlife, Polly Carlson-Voiles, Raven Productions someone walks by
Under the Night Sky, Amy Lundebrek, illustrated by Anna Rich, Tilbury House, Publishers under the night sky
Utterly Otterly Day, Mary Casanova, illustrated by Ard Hoyt, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing utterly otterly day
Willie Walleye: Underwater Adventures, Edmund A. Zottola, illustrated by Nancy Scheibe, Singing River Publications willie walleye



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